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At 84, Silliman biologist still busy with marine research

Over the past 62 years, the scientist has been reporting for work in a small office named after him at Silliman University here.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Charter-change proponents warned on insertions

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Sunday warned that President Aquino’s allies could pull a fast one and insert the lifting of term limits and the clipping of the powers of the Supreme Court in the proposed constitutional amendment during the closed-door Senate-House conference.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Joker Arroyo slams ‘one-sided’ Senate rules

The Senate should re-examine how it conducts proceedings and revise its guidelines, said former Sen. Joker Arroyo, who criticized the blue ribbon committee’s hearings for being “one-sided” and having unfair rules.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

VP Binay waiting for an invite to Senate probe

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay has yet to receive a formal invitation to the Senate investigation into the allegedly overpriced P2.3-billion 11-story Makati parking building.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CBCP execs want Aquino’s final answer

Are you running or not? Just say yes or no. Tired of President Aquino’s nebulous answers to questions about whether he’s supporting his allies’ moves to amend the Constitution so he could run for a second term, officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday urged him to quit hedging and give the nation a straight answer.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Independent Sereno

The news conference last Thursday was as extraordinary as it was rare: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, for only the second time since her appointment to the Supreme Court, met the press in a lengthy and candid give-and-take.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

What’s behind MRT-3’s problems

I’m sorry to say that the problems of the MRT-3 cannot be solved by government VIPs, including Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya and Sen. Grace Poe riding the train to see how commuters suffer before and during the trips.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Just say no

I’m glad President Aquino made that clear before the weekend last week, saying: “I am not a masochist. One year and 10 months from now, the day after I step down from office, (I and some of my staff) will eat something really delicious. There will be a banner behind us that reads, ‘Freedom.’”

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Light’ comes to village

How big a difference do we make in the lives of other people?

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Humanizing the bureaucracy

Mention the word “bureaucracy,” and people are likely to take it as a detested term for long delays, inefficiency, clerical ineptness, petty arrogance, and lack of empathy. This is all so ironic. For bureaucracy, in its original sense, referred to the most rational form of organization ever invented—a “regime of experts,” wrote Max Weber, its foremost theoretician.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

World Bank OKs $508-M fund for PH

Millions of farmers are expected to benefit from a new financing package approved by the World Bank that seeks to fund livelihood and infrastructure projects aimed at the agriculture sector.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ALI sets aside P6B to develop Palawan estate

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. is investing P6 billion to develop within the next five years the first phase of scenic beachfront tourism estate Lio Resort Town in northern Palawan, master-planned as an ecologically sustainable community.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Anemic gov’t spending threatens growth goal

The government seems to be stuck in a pattern of weak spending that may threaten the country’s growth prospects this year, Dutch financial giant ING said.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Aristocrat lords over food sector

A journalist laughs as she recalls what several of the soldiers imprisoned for their alleged involvement in the assassination of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino had at the top of their wish list—when or if they were released: A meal at The Aristocrat restaurant.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tarlac farmers look El Niño in the eye

On a Wednesday morning in late July, rice fields in Barangay Sto. Domingo of Gerona town along the Tarlac River are wet, thanks to light showers.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SPORTS

Gilas 5 takes on Argentina

Gilas Pilipinas plays its third game in as many days in the Fiba World Cup on Monday afternoon, clashing with former Olympic gold medallist Argentina and NBA veteran Luis Scola in Group B play at Centro Deportivo San Pablo here.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Archers down Falcons, move up to second

La Salle overcame a subpar performance to down a tough-fighting Adamson, 66-57, and boost its Final Four bid in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,UAAP | Read More »

San Mig star Yap joins Gilas cheering section

James Yap quietly made his way into this laid-back city on Friday night (Saturday in Manila), but unlike his fellow PBA superstar-millionaires, he’s not here to play, but to cheer.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

World Cup is Alapag’s final stint with PH 5

Jimmy Alapag feels that his international career has already come full circle, and that retiring as a national player would be best for the Philippine squad in the long run.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Bombers, Cardinals turn back ‘NC’ rivals

HE JOSE Rizal U Heavy Bombers left little to chance this time.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,NCAA | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Salcedo to auction off copy of original edition of ‘Noli Me Tangere’

A young photographer reportedly genuflected before a first-edition copy of José Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” when a gloved Richie Lerma, advisor of Salcedo Auctions, gingerly pulled it out of a sepia-colored box.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese superstar Haruki Murakami returns with–surprise!–a short novel

An odd twist twist of fate, the Japanese youth from Nagoya named Tsukuru Tazaki is the only one in his group of five friends whose name doesn’t include a color in Nihongo. That’s why friends dubbed him “colorless Tsukuru.” But his reticent, quiet personality lent the nickname a further fateful quality.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Why Manila’s high society is in shock over Dalia Guerrero-Pastor

The alleged involvement of a scion of two esteemed families in the murder of her husband has shocked Manila’s high society.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Daughter, sister and now, caregiver

I’m a single woman, 58 years old and living with my 82-year-old mother. I have a little business that barely supports me but my mother and I get by, thanks to my two brothers and a sister who give us generous financial support.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

CCP’s ‘Musikal!’ brings musicals and performing artists together in ‘show of force’

Excerpts from the best-loved Philippine modern and contemporary musicals will be featured in the ambitious production, “Musikal!”, the gala concert to mark the 45th anniversary celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), on Sept. 5-6.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Back to basics’: Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

In her open letter to fans, posted on Facebook last week, singer-actress Sharon Cuneta vowed, “I am going back to basics.”

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Vice Ganda sorry for new ‘indiscretion’

Controversial comedian Vice Ganda has landed in hot water once again, this time for alleged “offensive and degrading” scenes in one ABS-CBN program where he hosts, and for “using words with sexual undertones” in another.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Troubled actor backslides, crashes in rehab

A heart-rending breakup pushed Troubled Actor over the edge. After remaining sober for years, TA slid back and landed in rehab.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

It’s Tommy’s turn to go on ‘attack’ mode in ‘Mrs. Real’

For days now, “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real” has been upstaging the competition, due to Maricel Soriano’s character’s being on the warpath, after belatedly learning that her husband has married another woman.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Dingdong Dantes gets ready to take the plunge

Dingdong Dantes has always sounded like he has everything about his life figured out. If he is nervous about tying the knot with Marian Rivera on Dec. 30, it doesn’t show. When did he realize that Marian was the right woman to take to the altar?

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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